Licensed Social Worker - Foster Care

Nexus Treatment Baltimore , MD 21203

Posted 2 months ago


Nexus-Woodbourne Family Healing is part of Nexus Family Healing, a national nonprofit network of mental health agencies with over 45 years of restoring hope for thousands of children and families through outpatient/community mental health services, foster care and adoption, and residential treatment. We use innovative, personalized approaches to heal trauma, break cycles of harm, and reshape futures. We believe every child is worth it - and every family matters.

At Nexus Family Healing, we not only support diversity - we celebrate it and rely on it for the betterment of our employees, our services, and our impact on the community. We strive to provide the best quality care for our youth and the best work environment for our employees through an inclusive team culture. Nexus Family Healing is proud to be an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, familial status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran, or disability status.

We are currently seeking a Licensed Social Worker for our Treatment Foster Care (TFC) Program. Woodbourne Treatment Foster Care (TFC) social workers provide youth with safe homes, clinical case management, clinical individual therapy, and access to mental health services while they are living in a supportive family setting. Our social workers provide youth with trauma-informed, individualized, and strengths-based treatment. Family therapy, parenting classes, and in-home behavioral supports are among the available services that can be provided within the Woodbourne TFC program.

What you can expect from us:

  • Medical (free employee-only coverage on the high-deductible plan), dental, vision, and life insurance

  • Short and long-term disability

  • Health Savings Account (HSA)

  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

  • 401(k) with a company match

  • Pet Insurance and EAP

  • Flexible schedule with a small caseload of 8-10 clients

COVID-19 Precautions: The safety of our youth, families, employees, and candidates are a top concern. We are following the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and adapting our processes as changes arise. In an effort to limit physical contact as much as possible all interviews will be conducted via phone or virtual meetings (Zoom).


  • Facilitate quarterly treatment planning meetings and develop an individual treatment plan that provides on-going assessment and diagnosis.

  • Supervise the placement and ongoing support of youth placed in foster and adoptive homes assigned to their caseload.

  • Work effectively with and engage biological and adoptive families in the youth's treatment process.

  • Develop treatment plans and utilize a variety of treatment approaches with clients.

  • Communicate with families, legal systems, schools, mental health providers, probation and social service agencies and provide court testimony as required.

  • Maintain appropriate documentation and files to support the services that are provided to families.

  • Participate in staff and supervision meetings, and required Woodbourne Center in-service meetings.

  • Understands and supports the Woodbourne Center and Nexus Philosophy and mission.

  • Ensure confidentiality of all treatment and services information pertaining to clients and their foster, adoptive and biological families.

  • Perform other job related responsibilities, tasks and projects as needed.


Knowledge, Skills and Personal Attributes:

  • Exhibit clear, professional, respectful and effective communication

  • Demonstrate sufficient written communication skills to generate required documentations and reporting that is legible and articulate

  • Demonstrate concern and empathy towards others as needed, while maintaining appropriate boundaries

  • Exhibit a high degree of ethical conduct, integrity and confidentiality and adheres to the Social Work Code of Ethics. Demonstrate self-awareness and willingness to process one's own emotional and behavioral responses to situations in the workplace and demonstrate professional use of self in day-to-day work situations

  • Demonstrate professionalism and work accountability, make self available to staff and exhibit a spirit of cooperation among team members

  • Maintain a schedule that is adjustable and flexible to meet changing work needs and demands of clients and their families

  • Demonstrate the ability to handle emergency or crisis situations and use sound judgment by taking appropriate actions

  • Remain calm and effectively manage stressful workload conditions and difficult, emotionally charged or crisis situations

  • Utilize organizational skills and tools to proactively manage multiple client needs/demands

Education, Credentials, and Experience:

  • Must be licensed as a Social Worker with a LBSW, LMSW,
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